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Giants Edge Bengals In Monday Night Football Win

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The New York Giants are on a roll with their 4th consecutive win. They did exactly what they needed to do this week in order to keep pace with the rest of the NFC East. This game was a must win for the Giants because of how well the Dallas Cowboys have been playing.

This win was particularly good for the Giants playoff hopes because a loss could have swung their season in the wrong direction. The Giants defense has played great and that is why they have given their offense great opportunities to win games. Late game plays helped the Giants seal this victory.

As I have been saying the Giants have been having trouble with time of possession in games, but they had the ball 3 minutes longer than Cincinnati. The Bengals did play a good game against the Giants, making big plays that had the Giants on the ropes. Andy Dalton made a big play in the first quarter throwing the ball to Tyler Eifert for a 71 yard gain.

That play led to a touchdown that tied the game at 7-7. The rushing attack was also working for the Bengals as they were picking up first downs. They would finish with 78 total rushing yards.

Dalton would finish the game throwing for 204 yards and a touchdown. Dalton could not get touchdowns on certain drives when his team got in the red zone. That is because the Giants defense did a great job containing A.J. Green after he scored in the first quarter.

The Bengals started to get their offense going taking the lead in the third quarter and keeping the Giants off the scoreboard, but the Giants still had an entire quarter to work with, and the Bengals could not keep them out of the end zone in the fourth quarter.  The Giants had a great game on both sides of the ball.

Eli Manning showed why he is one of the better quarterbacks in the league on Monday Night Football. Manning threw for 240 yards and 3 touchdowns which led his team to a 1-point victory.

The Giants offensive line has been playing great, and has given Manning enough time to make plays to receivers. Odell Beckham Jr. was targeted 11 times in the game he would finish the game with 10 receptions, 97 yards, and a touchdown.

Beckham Jr. has become the fastest player to gain 3,500 yards in his career. Manning got all of his scoring done through the air and the biggest play came on 4th down in the red zone.

Instead of kicking the ball on the 3 yard line on 4th down head coach Ben McAdoo and the Giants offense decide to go for it and it paid off. Sterling Shepard would be the recipient of Manning’s go ahead touchdown pass at the start of the fourth quarter.

The Giants had trouble running the ball all night, but to close out the game they needed a first down. They got the first down from a 25 yard run by Rashad Jennings, and they were able to run off the rest of the clock in the victory formation.

The Giants have a favorable schedule for the next 2 weeks, but these are games that could be easily lost if they do not keep playing the way they are playing. They will be playing the Bears next week in what seems to be another must win, because every game in the second half of the season is.

Blest Eshareturi is a contributor to Sports Rants. Writer for the MLB, NBA, and NFL sections. Teams that are followed are the New York Giants, New York Yankees, and the Miami Heat. New York City native with a passion for sports.

New England Patriots

Florida Prosecutors Offer to Drop Robert Kraft’s Solicitation Charges

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Prosecutors in Florida have offered to drop solicitation of prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he agrees to admit that he would have been proven guilty had he gone to trial to fight the charges, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Beaton.

Kraft, 77, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of first-degree solicitation after he was allegedly caught on camera paying for, and receiving, oral and manual sex at the infamous Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida.

One of the incidents allegedly occurred back in January on the morning of the Patriots’ AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Patriots won en route to their Super Bowl victory.

According to the report, prosecutors have offered the same deal to the other men charged in the sting. Beaton considered the offer “unusual” (h/t NBC Sports Boston).

Additionally, if Kraft decides to take the deal, the Patriots owner will have to complete an education course about prostitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and undergo screening for sexually transmitted diseases.

According to ESPN, Kraft is one of 200 people that allegedly engaged in sex acts at Florida massage parlors that were targeted in the sting.

Kraft has denied the allegations.

 

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Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for battery, according to the Kansas City Star’s Steve Vockrodt and Brooke Pryor.

Per the report, the team is aware that law enforcement is currently investigating Hill, adding that the Kansas Department of Children and Families is also investigating Hill.

“I can only confirm we received a report and an investigation is ongoing,” Mike Deines, spokesperson for DCF, said.

The Kansas City Star has obtained a police report from the Overland Park Police Department regarding a battery incident that lists a juvenile as being the victim, along with Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, listed under “others involved.”

While the report was dated as last Thursday, the exact date of the incident remains unclear, per the report.

“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to The Star. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

KCTV 5 obtained another Overland Park police report dated March 5th, a report of child abuse or neglect that was closed 3 days later when authorities declined to prosecute.

Hill has a troubling history. Back in 2014, Hill reportedly choked and punched Espinal, who at that time was eight weeks pregnant with their son. Hill pleaded guilt to domestic assault and batter by strangulation later in 2015.

The Chiefs have seen Hill blossom into a star, and they have been negotiating a contract extension with Hill that would make him the highest paid wideout in NFL history, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

 

 

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WR Cole Beasley Signs Deal with Buffalo

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Cole Beasley

In the NFL, free agency has been wild in 2019. A lot of big name players getting big contracts with new teams. Now, add another big name player to the list.

Down in Dallas, free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley has been trying to make an offer to Dallas to sign a multi-year contract for $20 million. Well, today, he accepted a deal with the AFC East Buffalo Bills.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the contract is for 4-year $29 million, $14.4 million guaranteed.

Cole Beasley, who is 29-years old grew up in Houston, Texas and went to high school in Little Elm, Texas. From 2008-2011, Beasley played Wide Receiver at SMU in Dallas. In 2012, Cole signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.

Here are Cole Beasley’s numbers during his time in Dallas:

  • Caught 71 percent of the passes
  • Targeted 449 times
  • 319 passes caught
  • 130 passes dropped
  • 3,271 reception yards
  • 23 Touchdowns

For many Cowboys fans, he will be missed on the field and the sidelines.

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